NEWS from Milan Design Week 2022
Italy’s annual design event brings together the world’s best international design brands for a preview of the latest launches in furniture, lighting and lifestyle. This year Milan Design Week returned with a bang, with over 2,175 brands and over 262,500 visitors flocking to the 60th edition of the Salone del Mobile to discover new designs, re-issued classics and the most beautiful showrooms in Milano.
Download our complete Milan Design Week 2022 Report and News Index covering all product news and trends, and read on for highlights from Cappellini, Louis Poulsen, Nanimarquina, Zanotta, Softline and Carl Hansen & Son.
Louis Poulsen transformed the historic Taveggia patisserie with a rosy-hued installation to launch the new PH Pale Rose collection. The iconic PH 2/1 and PH 3½-3 lamps are now available with Pale Rose opal glass shades. The creative concept was established in collaboration with Locatelli Partners, a renownedItalian architecture and design studio. The aim of the installation was “to transform reality with nuances of pink, in a contemporary way, while respecting the nature and qualities of the Louis Poulsen brand” says Massimiliano Locatelli, architect and co-founder of Locatelli Partners.
Spanish textile company Nanimarquina unveiled five new products at Salone del Mobile 2022, including the showstopper RE-RUG which uses wool leftovers from the brand’s suppliers. Exploring the beauty of waste, the stand was designed by ARQUITECTURA-G using piles of recovered wool samples. Other new releases include Tones by Claudia Valsells, Ceras by Nani Marquina, Troupe by Jaime Hayon, and Tiles by Nani Marquina.
by Nani Marquina.
This collection is born out of the desire to make use of excess production in the workshops of our suppliers in India. Each RE-RUG uses 1kg/m2 of reprocessed wool and therefore contributes directly to the reduction of unmanaged waste as well as to the reduction of Co2 emissions, as no virgin material needs to be generated.
by Claudia Valsells.
A contemporary revision of the traditional rug through colour and the simplicity of shapes. Hand-tufted technique allows the artist's work to be transferred literally, and is the closest thing to creating on a blank canvas. Available in four styles in a range of sizes.
by Nani Marquina.
Arises from the manual process of the tracing of waxes combined with an exhaustive study of the colour to achieve the total balance. Available in four colourways in a range of sizes.
by Nani Marquina.
Inspired by the rectangular and square patterns found in pavements, these modules create an architectural pattern. Available in four colourways in a range of sizes.
by Jaime Hayon.
A continuation of the ongoing partnership between Jaime Hayon and Nanimarquina, this new collection features Hayon's symbolic, graphic and playful drawings. Tufting technique gives high comfort and quality.
Carl Hansen & Son
Carl Hansen & Søn presented an installation inspired by the raw beauty of the Nordic landscape at their Milan showroom, showcasing the iconic CH24 Wishbone Chair in nine limited-edition soft colours created by Ilse Crawford.
CH24 Soft in nine new colours by Ilse Crawford.
To celebrate Hans J. Wegner’s more than 70 years of collaboration with Carl Hansen & Søn, the company is now expanding its collaboration with London-based designer Ilse Crawford to include the Wishbone Chair in nine new colours. All colours are eco-friendly, water-based and resilient, so they are perfect for both private and public use. The deep and complex colours are inspired by the Danish artist Per Kirkeby, nod to the raw beauty of the Nordic landscape.
Cappellini presented 'Looking To The Future - The Slowdown Refuge' - a multi-sensory exhibition designed by Giulio Cappellini at IBM Studios. The exhibition explored concepts of home, work and the future. Noteworthy novelties include the Lud'ina chair by Patricia Urquiola, Big sofa by Bjarke Ingels and Mush Stone table by Giulio Cappellini.
by Patricia Urquiola.
This is a new table or desk version of the successful Lud’o Lounge armchair, winner of the 70th edition of the Good Design Award. Faithful to its original concept, even this new design displays a recycled plastic structure and is available with various solutions for the base and removable upholstery in a selection of fabrics and leathers from the collection, each one conveying a different meaning, from the sporty to the most formal one, fitting like a tailored suit.
by Bjarke Ingels.
A debut in style in the world of upholstered furniture for BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. The Danish designer’s creative firm has come up with a sofa featuring majestic dimensions and concise lines with a clear reference to architecture, the main field of his international studio with offices in Copenhagen, New York and London. Big Sofa, resting on a plywood base covered in polished chromed or black lacquered steel, is suitable for large residences or the lounges of accommodation facilities and is defined by a powerful recognisable design.
Other novelty highlights include the Ayra Lamp by Giulio Cappellini & Antonio Facco, Branch Mirror Table by Jakob Wagner, Miya Table by Elena Salmistraro, Mush 2022 Table by Giulio Cappellini, and Juli Re-Plastic by Werner Aisslinger.
Zanotta's impressive stand at the Salone del Mobile fairgrounds featured a gridded design to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Quaderna collection. Our highlight was the new Za:Za sofa by Zaven which is created using monobloc techniques and features a distinctive folded armrest detail.
A sofa created from an exclusively monobloc research, with soft lines, a tender, embracing expression of a language that takes into account not only aesthetics and comfort, but also the rationalisation of production and recycling processes, to provide a comfortable and discerning product.
by Damian Williamson.
A system of monobloc and modular sofas - linear, angular and curved - with a graphic, elegant and timeless design, defined by well-balanced proportions and compact dimensions to guarantee comfort and furnish large or small spaces with maximum versatility.
Quaderna 50 collection.
Recognised as the manifesto-collection of "radical design", Quaderna was designed between 1969 and 1972 by Superstudio group and has been manufactured by Zanotta since 1972. On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, the Quaderna collection is supplemented by three new products: the desk and the coffee table, original projects from the Superstudio Misura Series M catalog and never produced before, plus a special piece, a carpet, derived from an unprecedented Istogramma from the Cristiano Toraldo di Francia Archive, a tribute by Zanotta to the Florentine group.
by De Pas, D’Urbino & Lomazzi.
Zanotta has reissued the famous cocoon armchair with three overlapping cushions, designed in 1984 by the De Pas D'Urbino Lomazzi trio, updating its shape and materials. Campiello+ is a swivel armchair ideal for residential and commercial spaces, characterised by a rigid, curved and wide backrest that envelops and protects, offering privacy and comfort.
Additional novelty highlights include (L - R): Nena Stool by Lanzavecchia + Wai, Toto Tables by Bertrand Lejoly and Karelia Chair by Liisi Beckmann.
This year Softline showcased new releases in exciting textiles and colours drawing on three key mood board themes: Contrasted Hues, Domestic Nature and Crafts & Heritage.
by Sascha Sartory.
This chair is designed with a focus on creating an ergonomic backrest support that provides the best possible comfort in various seating positions and user scenarios. On the outside of the shell it looks like the upholstery moves in an inch on the lower part, and on the inside of the shell you can se how this detail is translated into a soft and round convex shape that adapts to your back and adds support to your lumbar region.
Zenzo Sofa Bed
by Susanne Grønlund.
A minimalistic sofa bed in a design characterised by calm and clean lines that invites you to relax, recharge and get a restful night’s sleep. ZENZO is easily turned into a bed, and the two mattresses are connected to provide an even surface for resting in a proper size for two people. The frame is made of wood – elegant and Nordic – and the cover comes in a number of colours and materials that allows you to customise ZENZO to match your needs and style.
Dial & Opera Acoustic Screens
These new releases help create the physical and mental private room in public spaces necessary in order to relax and concentrate on what is important in the moment – be it a Skype call with a colleague, FaceTime with a loved one or simply just the need to close your eyes for at moment and focus on the upcoming task, travel or an important meeting. Fully upholstered on the inside and outside, each acoustic solution is soft and inviting, and can be customised to suit all kinds of environments in public spaces.